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Official name : Citrullus colocynthis (L.) Schrad.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Synonyms : Cucumis colocynthis L. , Colocynthis vulgaris Schrad.

58 reference(s) related to this plant

Reference A1 Nord
Author(s) : Allali H., H. Benmehdi, M.A. Dib, B. Tabti, S. Ghalem & N. Benabadji
Title : Phytotherapy of Diabetes in West Algeria Asian Journal of Chemistry, Vol. 20, No. 4, 2701-2710 (2008) http://www.asianjournalofchemistry.co.in/User/ViewFreeArticle.aspx?ArticleID=20_4_32
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, 1 fresh fruits parts of Citrullus colocynthis. Once to three times a month under feet in bath 10 to 15 min
Region : North Africa
Country : West Algeria
Vernacular name : pastèque
Reference B4 Nord
Author(s) : Boukef, K. & G.M. Ghileb
Title : Contribution à l’étude des plantes utilisées en médecine traditionnelle magghrébine. Bull. Méd. Trad. Pharm., Vol. 2, n°1, 47-55, (1988)
Symptoms : H(014), H(113)
Recipes : H(014, 3), fruit, RNS.
H(113, 3), fruit, RNS.
Region : North Africa
Country : Algeria, Moroco, Tunisia
Vernacular name : handhal, hantal (Algeria), handhal, hajja (Moroco), handhal (Tunisia)
Reference B5 Nord
Author(s) : Boulos, L.
Title : Medicinal plants of North Africa. Reference Publications, Inc., 218 St. Clair River Drive, Box 344, Algonac, Michigan 48001, 286p. , (1983)
Symptoms : H(006), H(007), H(020), H(068), H(099), H(100), H(112), H(171)
Recipes : Fruit pulp H(006) purgative, H(007) diuretic, H(099) antiepileptic, against H(100) gonorrhoea
H(020) garlic added to extract of boiled seeds used against bites of poisonous snakes
Seeds H(068) anthelmintic, H(112) abortive, for H(100) gonorrhoea.
One seed daily, swallowed without chewing, for 21 days, is a useful remedy for H(171) diabetes (Rabat drug market)
Region : North AfricaNorth Africa
Country : Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocoo, Tunisia
Vernacular name : handal; hadaj ; hadja ; hadaq, qittat en-na’am ; dry fruits: sise; seeds: habid, haguellet; merraret el-sekhour, dingel, marhoum ; hedej lehmar (Arabic), tadjellet, alkat; taferzizt; tifersit; ubruzi ; fruit: abur (Berber) colocynth; bitter apple, bitter gourd (English), coloquint; chicotin (local French)
Reference B5 Nord
Author(s) : Boulos, L.
Title : Medicinal plants of North Africa. Reference Publications, Inc., 218 St. Clair River Drive, Box 344, Algonac, Michigan 48001, 286p. , (1983)
Symptoms : V(014), V(020), V(039), V(088)
Recipes : V(014) vetennary preparations used for itch very often contain colocynth; cataplasm of green or dried plant used as a remedy for leukoderma
cataplasm resolvent, H(088) astringent. Hot sap of plant used to cure certain skin diseases of camels
H(020) Decoction of roots mixed with garlic externally used against snake bites
V(020) Sap of unripe green fruits used against scorpion stings
V(039) Dry fruits effective insecticide especially for mites and weevils.
Region : North Africa
Country : Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocoo, Tunisia
Vernacular name : handal; hadaj ; hadja ; hadaq, qittat en-na’am ; dry fruits: sise; seeds: habid, haguellet; merraret el-sekhour, dingel, marhoum ; hedej lehmar (Arabic), tadjellet, alkat; taferzizt; tifersit; ubruzi ; fruit: abur (Berber) colocynth; bitter apple, bitter gourd (English), coloquint; chicotin (local French)
Reference B6 Nord
Author(s) : Bellakhdar, J.
Title : La pharmacopée marocaine traditionnelle: Médecine arabe ancienne et savoirs populaires. Ibis Press, 764 p. (1997)
Symptoms : H(014), H(006), H(007), H(020), H(093), H(099), H(100), H(112), H(113), H(113), H(163), H(170), H(171), H(175), H(195)
Recipes : H(014)itch, seeds and pulp passed through H2O vapor, it's gives a black tar "akwa", application local application (from Touaregs )
H(006) purg., H(007) diur, H(099), H(100)blen, bitter pulp (region of Marrakech and Ouarzazate)
H(113)rhumat, H(163)gout, H(170), H(195), empty the fruit, filled with milk or H2O + honey, maceration 1 night, VO. in the morning
H(113) arthrose + H(175), pulp, cataplasm (region of Sale and Tafilalet )
H(100), pulp Citrullus colocynthis + seeds Anvillea radiata suppository
H(006)purg, H(068), H(082), H(139), H(171), seedss, RNS. (Dra )
H(020), cut the fruit in 2, warm in fire, local application
H(093), seeds or roots, decoction + garlic, VO.(small dosis)
H(112), cut the fruit in ', maceration H2O / 1 night, VO. (whole Marocco)
Region : North Africa
Country : Moroco
Vernacular name : lehdej, hedj lehmir (Moroco), taferzîzt, âferzîz (Sooss, tekna), timhiddjit. (Marrakech), tajellet (Touareg), âlkad, âknet (central Sahara), coloquinte (local French)
Reference B6 Nord
Author(s) : Bellakhdar, J.
Title : La pharmacopée marocaine traditionnelle: Médecine arabe ancienne et savoirs populaires. Ibis Press, 764 p. (1997)
Symptoms : V(014)
Recipes : V(014)itch, ONS., Citrullus colocynthis, Euphorbia balsamifera, Heliotropium bacciferum, Cleome arabica L.subsp. amblyocarpa , decoction, external application, or plants chopped + camel greace, melted fat, external application (Western Sahara)
V(014)itch, seeds on vapor H2O, it give a black tar "akwa", local application (from Touaregs)
Region : North Africa
Country : Moroco
Vernacular name : lehdej, hedj lehmir (Moroco), taferzîzt, âferzîz (Sooss, tekna), timhiddjit. (Marrakech), tajellet (Touareg), âlkad, âknet (central Sahara), coloquinte (local French)
Reference B7 Nord
Author(s) : Bellakhdar, J., R. Claisse, J. Fleurentin & C. Younos
Title : Repertory of standard herbal drugs in the Moroccan pharmacopoea Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 35, pp. 123 - 143 (1991) http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/037887419190064K
Symptoms : H(006), H(014), H(068), H(091), H(099), H(100), H(139), H(171)
Recipes : H(006) laxative,H(014) tinea, H(068) anthelmintic, H(091) tonic, H(099) epilepsy, H(100) gonorrhoea, H(139) aphrodisiac, H(171) hypoglycaemic, fruit of Citrullus colocynthis, RNS.
Region : North Africa
Country : Moroco
Vernacular name : l-hedja, hantel
Reference B8 Nord
Author(s) : Boudjelal, A., C. Henchiri, M. Sari , D. Sarri , N. Hendel, A. Benkhaled , G. Ruberto
Title : Herbalists and wild medicinal plants in M'Sila (North Algeria): An ethnopharmacology survey Journal of Ethnopharmacology 148, 395–402 (2013) http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874113002614
Symptoms : H(078), H(151)
Recipes : H(151, 3) antihypertensive, H(078, 3) antitumor, decoction, pommade of fruits, aerial part of Citrullus colocynthis , RNS.
Region : North Africa
Country : North Algeria (region of M'Sila)
Vernacular name : haj, handhal
Reference D1 Nord
Author(s) : Didi, O., M. Hadj-Mahammed., H. Zabeirou
Title : Place des plantes spontannées dans la médecine traditionnelle de la région de Ouargla (Sahara septentrional Est) Place of the spontaneous plants samples in the traditional pharmacopoeia of the area of Ouargla (Septentrional east Sahara) Courrier du Savoir – N°03,, pp. 47-51 (Janvier 2003)
Symptoms : H(014), H(020), H(038), H(104), H(113), H(171)
Recipes : H(014) dermatosis, H(020) scorpion sting, H(038) genital infections, H(104) stomach aches, H(113) rheumatoid algies, H(171) diabetes, fruits of Colocyntis vulgaris, decoction, poultice, ointment, compress .
Region : North Africa
Country : Algeria (Septentrional east Sahara)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Reference E2 Nord
Author(s) : Eddouks, M., M. Maghrani, A. Lemhadri, M. -L. Ouahidi & H. Jouad
Title : Ethnopharmacological survey of medicinal plants used for the treatment of diabetes mellitus, hypertension and cardiac diseases in the south-east region of Morocco (Tafilalet) . Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 82 (2002) pp. 97 - 103 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874102001642
Symptoms :
Recipes : H(034), H(151), H(171), fruits, RNS.
Region : North Africa
Country : Morocco (Tafilalet region )
Vernacular name : hdja, hantel
Reference H1 Nord
Author(s) : Hammiche, H. & K. Maiza
Title : Traditional medicine in Central Sahara: Pharmacopoeia of Tassili N’ajjer. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 105, pp. 358-367 (2006) http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874105007981
Symptoms : V(014)
Recipes : Vch(014) camel's scabies, roots in situ
Region : North Africa
Country : Algeria (Central Sahara; region of Tassili N’ajjer)
Vernacular name : tadjalt,alkad (Tamahaq), lahdedj (Arabic)
Reference H1 Nord
Author(s) : Hammiche, H. & K. Maiza
Title : Traditional medicine in Central Sahara: Pharmacopoeia of Tassili N’ajjer. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 105, pp. 358-367 (2006) http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874105007981
Symptoms : H(003), H(007), H(013), H(014), H(018), H(020), H(051), H(068), H(099), H(112), H(113), H(171)
Recipes : H(003) muscular pains, H(113) rheumatic pains, pulp fruits, poultice
H(007) diuretic, H(051) fever, H(171) diabetes, pulp fruits, infusion, VO.
H(013) boils, roots decoction, VO.
H(014) eczema, seeds, macerated in oil, external use
H(014) vitiligo,H(014) tinea, H(018) headaches, fresh aerian part, poultice
H(020) snake bite, scorpion sting, H(112) abortifacient, roots in situ
H(068) helminthiases, H(099) epilepsy, pulp fruits, infusion, VO.
H(068) helminthiases, H(112) abortifacient, H(126) jaundice, seeds, VO.
H(100) syphilis (fasting), pulp fruit, macerated in milk
Region : North Africa
Country : Algeria (Central Sahara; region of Tassili N’ajjer)
Vernacular name : tadjalt,alkad (Tamahaq), lahdedj (Arabic)
Reference HA 02
Author(s) : Adjanohoun, E, M.R.A. Ahyi, L. Ake Assi, K. Dramane, J. A. Elewude, S. O. Fadoju, Z.O. Gbile, E. Goudote, C.L. A. Johnson, A. Keita, O. Morakinyo, J. A. O. Ojewole, A. O. Olatunjia, E. A. Sofowora
Title : Contribution to ethnobotanical and floristic studies in Western Nigeria. CSTR-OUA, 420 p., (1991) From the data bank PHARMEL 2 (ref. HP 10)
Symptoms : H(038), H(171)
Recipes : H(038), fruit pulp of Citrullus colocynthis of Lagenaria breviflora, to pound, VO. + black soap
H(038), ripe fruit of Citrullus colocynthis, leaves of Cassia podocarpa, bulb of Gladiolus psittacinus, juice, VO.
H(038), ONS. of Citrullus colocynthis , bulb of Gladiolus psittacinus, rhizom of Curculigo pilosa, decoction (H2O), VO. + potassium sulfate
H(171) sugared, barks stems, branch, trunk of Anthocleista djalonensis of Cassia alata, ripe fruit of Citrullus colocynthis of Xylopia aethiopica, barks stems, branch, trunk of Spondias mombin, roots of Rauvolfia vomitoria of Cassia siamea, rhizom of Curculigo pilosa, bulb of Gladiolus psittacinus, infusion, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HA 03
Author(s) : Adjanohoun, E., V. Adjakidje, M.R.A. Ahyi, L. Ake Assi, A. Akoegninou, J. d'Almeida, F. Apovo, K. Boukef, M. Chadare, G. Gusset, K. Dramane, J. Eyme, J. - N. Gassita, N. Gbaguidi, E. Goudote, S. Guinko, P. Houngnon, Issa Lo, A. Keita, H. V. Kiniffo, D. Kone - Bamba, A. Musampa Nseyya, M. Saadou, Th. Sodogandji, S. de Souza, A. Tchabi, C. Zinsou Dossa, TH. Zohoun
Title : Contribution aux études ethnobotaniques et floristiques en République populaire du Bénin. Agence de coopération culturelle et technique, (A.C.C.T.), Paris, 895 p., (1989) From the data bank PHARMEL 2 (ref. HP 10)
Symptoms : H(006), H(036), H(038)
Recipes : H(006), H(104), ripe fruit of Citrullus colocynthis, roots of Anthocleista nobilis of Chassalia kolly, decoction (H2O), VO.
H(036), tegument of the seeds of Citrullus colocynthis, leaves of Cassia tora, RNS.
H(038) + H(006) purgative, pulp fruit of Citrullus, to grind (milk), to decant, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : goussi (Fon)
Reference HA 07
Author(s) : Adjanohoun, E., V. Adjakidje, M.R.A. Ahyi, K. Akpagana, P. Chibon, A. El - Hadji, J. Eyme, M. Garba, , J. - N. Gassita, M. Gbeassor, E. Goudote, S. Guinko, K. - K. Hodouto, P. Houngnon, A. Keita, Y. Keoula, W. P. Kluga - Ocloo, I. Lo, K. M. Siamevi, K. K. Taffame
Title : Contribution aux études ethnobotaniques et floristiques au Togo. Agence de coopération culturelle et technique, (A.C.C.T.), Paris, 671 p., (1986) From the data bank PHARMEL 2 (ref. HP 10)
Symptoms : H(008), H(022), H(169)
Recipes : H(008), seeds of Sorghum bicolor of Citrullus colocynthis, to carbonize, powder, to dilute, VO. + sauce
H(022) delivery troubles, seeds of Citrullus colocynthis, to dilute, VO. + sauce
H(169), stems with leaves of Icacina senegalensis, ripe fruit of Piper guineense of Xylopia aethiopica of Citrullus colocynthis, powder, to dilute, VO. + sauce
Region : West Africa
Country : Togo
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HB 66
Author(s) : Bouayyadi L., M. El Hafian, L. Zidane
Title : Étude floristique et ethnobotanique de la flore médicinale dans la région du Gharb, Maroc Journal of Applied Biosciences 93:8760 (September 2015) http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/jab.v93i1.10
Symptoms : H(001), H(014), H(104), H(108), H(113), H(171y)
Recipes : H(001) to clean the eyes, we put a drop in the eyes of the extract flowers of Citrullus colocynthis
H(014) eczema, mycosis, the cut fruit of Citrullus colocynthis in two is rubbed against the skin
H(104) intestinal pain, H(108) cooling, the fruit emptied of its seeds and its juice in warm milk, allowed to cool in the open air at night, VO; the morning
H(108) cooling, suppositories prepared from the fruit and of cotton soaked with olive oil
H(113) rheumatic pain, put the heel in the sliced fruit in half for 20 min..
H(171y) hyperglycemia, two dried seeds of Citrullus colocynthis a day with a glass of acidified whey in the morning
Region : North Africa
Country : Moroco
Vernacular name : lhdej (Arabic), coloqhinte (French)
Reference HB 68
Author(s) : Baggnian, I., Abdou, L, Yameogo, J. T, Moussa, I., Adam, T.
Title : Étude ethnobotanique des plantes médicinales vendues sur les marchés du centre ouest du Niger. Journal of Applied Biosciences 132: 13392- 13403 (2018)
Symptoms : H(033)
Recipes : H(033) female sterility, whole plant of Citrullus colocynthis, broth de powder, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Niger (center west)
Vernacular name : kafurdo (Haoussa)
Reference HD 38
Author(s) : Daruty, C. (Dr)
Title : Plantes Médicinales de l'Ile Maurice et des Pays Intertropicaux (p. 215) General Steam Printing Company, 6, rue du Gouvernement - Maurice (1886) https://archive.org/details/b24400270
Symptoms : H(006), H(126)
Recipes : Cucumis colocynthis used for the treatment of : H(006) constipation, H(006) drastic purgative, H(126) hepatitis
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : coloquinte (Creole) , peycoumoutikaîyei (Tamoul)
Reference HE 1k
Author(s) : El Ghazali, G. E. B.
Title : Medicinal plants of the Sudan.Part 1 : Medicinal plants of Erkowit. Medicinal and aromatic plants institute.National council for research, Khartoum, 55 p., (Augustus 1986)
Symptoms : H(006), H(020)
Recipes : H(006), fruit, purgative, RNS.
H(020), dry plant + H2O + suggar, VO, (snake and scorpion)
Region : East Africa
Country : Sudan (Erkowit)
Vernacular name : handal (Arabe), seenab (Had)
Reference HE 2k
Author(s) : El Ghazali, G. E. B. , M.S. El Tohami & A.A.B. El Egami
Title : Medicinal plants of the Sudan.Part 3 : Medicinal plants of the White Nile Provinces. Medicinal and aromatic plants institute.National council for research, Khartoum, 11 6 p., (Augustus 1994)
Symptoms : H(080), H(124)
Recipes : H(080), H(124), mesocarp Citrullus colocynthis, infusion + pods Acacia nilotica +H2O, external use
Region : East Africa
Country : Sudan (White Nil provinces)
Vernacular name : handal